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  • Item #: 003546
    ISBN: 9780980170801
    Retail: $34.99
    Rainbow Price: $22.95

    Everyone in your family will be able to benefit from these drawing lessons which approach the skill of drawing in bite-size, incremental steps. The CD-ROM contains 30 lessons, each resulting in the same basic project, but with slightly different directions for students in grades in the grammar stage (grades 1-4), the logic stage (grades 5-8), and the rhetoric stage (grades 9-12). In the grammar stage, the author expects that students will learn basic color theory, basic shapes and lines, basic shading and shadowing techniques, and the ability to imitate styles of classic artists. Objectives for the logic stage are similar as for the grammar stage, but with the expectation that the older student will develop more sophisticated skills and understanding in color theory, shading and shadowing. By the rhetoric stage, students should be learning composition, advanced color theory, advanced shading and shadowing techniques as well as developing their own individual style in their art. Although the lessons can be used for class, co-op, or home use, no artistic experience on the teacher's part is required. The author suggests that as the teacher, you will probably want to do the lesson yourself before class, and perhaps do it along with them during class. The lessons are designed to take about an hour to complete, and the author suggests a pace of one lesson per week. Lessons begin with drawing basic shapes and progress to include contour drawings; shading and shadowing; creating highlights; the color wheel; using monochromatic, complementary, and analogous colors in a drawing; shading with color, perspective, drawing in different styles, drawing portraits, creating a pleasing composition and more.

    The lessons are very easy to use. They are accessible from the "lessons" tab at the top of the main screen, or you can jump into Lesson 1 after reading the basic information about the program. Each lesson consists of a teaching portion and a printable student handout for each. The lessons progress down the screen and include an objective for the lesson, the materials needed, and step-by-step instruction through the lesson. Each step is accompanied by an example of what the drawing should approximately resemble at that point, although depending on the skill level of the student, this will vary. The student handouts are typically a visual reference for the student for each lesson. Because the lessons are displayed on a computer, it would be hard for all students to see the subject they are drawing at the same time. Most of the student handouts will need to be printed in color, so you will probably need to have a color printer available to you. As far as supplies go, you will need to gather a few, but they are relatively inexpensive. Each student will need a set of 24 oil pastels, a set of 24 colored pencils, compressed charcoal, willow charcoal, a charcoal pencil, a white drawing pastel, a kneaded eraser, a blending stump, low-tack masking tape, tinted charcoal paper (9" x 12), white drawing paper (9" x 12"), newsprint paper (9" x 12"), and colored construction paper (9" x 12").

    All in all, it's a great basic course that you can use with all of your children at the same time, without the older ones getting bored or the younger ones being frustrated. Everyone can take learn or refine their own skill while working through the lessons. Because the "models" are usually photos included in the lesson material, the students could apply the same techniques to photos of their own selection to expand the lessons or practice further. I think that the CD-ROM format is an interesting choice, but I can see how it is a practical way for everyone to be able to see the lesson without sharing a book, and the student handouts can all be printed which avoids the issue of having student packets or even having to reproduce pages for each student. A lot of concepts are covered here, taught mostly from example and the student's drawing experience. Because the lessons are so straightforward and foundational, I could see a definite advantage in revisiting at least some of them each year, as students grow older and more skillful. The folks at Practical Homeschooling are fans too - The Phonics of Drawing received the first-place award in their Interactive Learning Awards for art. System requirements (PC only) are: Windows 98 or higher, CD-ROM drive. Jess

  • Item #: 037711
    ISBN: 9780316789707
    Retail: $7.00
    Rainbow Price: $5.50

    Draw faces of people, animals, and strange creatures portraying a variety of different emotions.

  • Item #: 002584
    Retail: $9.00
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    We have enjoyed drawing with Bruce McIntyre's step-by-step method and clear instruction. Drawing starts so simply that even the youngest students will be able to participate. Skills are mastered in a series of 222 drawing exercises that teach the seven basic principles of drawing: surface, size, surface lines, overlapping, shading, density, and foreshortening.

  • Item #: 021540
    ISBN: 9780545459921
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.75
    Have you heard of a "Spirograph"? Klutz brings this classic tool into the 21st Century with its Spiral Draw set. To make a spiral drawing, you use a round stencil frame as a guide for your pen, letting it go around in circles while you follow the shape of whatever stencil you're using. The result is a one-of-a-kind patterned design that you can transform into just about anything. This kit includes a six-color pen (yellow, pink, violet, blue, green, and black), four drawing wheels, a drawing frame, and a 48-page booklet that gives instruction and room for lots of practice. You'll be doing amazing spirals in no time at all. Don't get dizzy! Chad
  • Item #: 000781
    Retail: $12.35
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    Kids love using chalk outdoors to create pictures on sidewalks. However, for some the fun of open-ended creating is intimidating or boring after a while. This drawing machine is especially fun for kids who are more interested in puzzle solving and guided instruction, but the whole family will love creating huge chalk drawings. It's difficult to explain how this contraption works without making it seem complicated and cumbersome, but in actuality, it's very easy and fun to use. Basically, you're creating a dot-to-dot puzzle using the codes on the pattern cards. The cards show what the finished picture will look like and then give 2-part codes (like A-21, B-12, S-8, etc.) that tell how to create it. You start with a large dot, line up the machine on the dot, twist the top until it is set on the letter in the code, pull out the tape measurer until it reaches the number in the code, and draw another large dot there. Connect the two dots, realign the machine on the new dot, and repeat the steps until the drawing is finished. Puzzles range from 10-40 dots and once the outline is finished, suggestions on how to color and decorate are included on the cards. The drawings are large, usually measuring about 3' x 3', but some are larger, like the T-rex that measures 5' x 9'. Included in the set are 10 patterns to follow, 5 jumbo chalk sticks, and the machine itself. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 052541
    ISBN: 9781609964726
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.50

    This multisensory resource book provides basic reading skills instruction using traditional children's melodies orchestrated into a variety of phonics songs (which include guitar or piano chords for the musically inclined). For example, the long vowel song is written to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell". Each unit has a unique song and focuses on a different phonetic skill. Instructions for each unit are included. There are also games and activity suggestions for each unit, although some preparation time for the teacher is needed. Making your own flash cards and cutting various items from construction paper are a couple of examples. Some of the games are geared toward a classroom, but can very easily be adapted to a homeschool setting with one or more children. Challenge exercises are placed throughout the workbook to provide extended practice. This would be a great supplement to a phonics program without worksheets, like Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. Thirty-three reproducible units are included with answers in the back. ~ Gina

  • Item #: 037716
    ISBN: 9781934286012
    Retail: $21.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.16

    Whats eye-catching, motivating, and more fun than a phonics workbook? Okay, almost anything is more "phun" than a phonics workbook. But this book, filled with crisply-photographed objects on cards, is the answer to all three - and your answer for making phonics work more visual and kinesthetic. Its the homeschoolers version of the school "Word Wall" or pocket chart - and a non-consumable phonics tool youll use with all your children as they take their first steps to reading success. This volume has over 400 sturdy punch-out cards to help them learn and practice letter recognition, beginning consonants, short vowels, long vowels, beginning consonant blends, consonant digraphs, and word families. For each skill, there are manipulative photo cards and teaching tips, usually with multiple suggestions for using the cards. In addition, the author has provided reproducible sorting "mats" to use with several of the activities. For each consonant, there is a large, master card showing the upper- and lower-case letters, an object beginning with that letter, and its name ( for example - Ff, a picture of a feather, and the word "feather"). The remaining cards for the letter F are about 2.5" square. One is an upper-case F, one a lower-case f, and the other six have photographs of objects beginning with f (fan, foot, four, fire, football, fork) along with their names, sans first letter. The author has done many things right. She has provided a "parent" cue card, put upper- and lower-case letters on different cards (for matching) and has included many "child" cards, leaving the first letter of the name blank so the child has to know, by sound, if the object begins with that letter. These, alone, are worth the price of the book. These are very versatile and can be used in multiple ways besides those in the teaching suggestions. I should note here that there are a few of the letters that have only three, instead of six, matching object cards. These are less frequently used beginning consonants - k, q, x, y, and z. I am wondering whether I can convince the author to change the next edition to supply some child cards also for the short vowels a, e, i, o, u, in the same, wonderful format as the beginning consonant cards. Currently, these are included just with large cue card and upper- and lower- case cards.

    For vowel practice, there are small cue cards identifying the long or short vowel (e.g. "short e"), a picture of an object using that vowel (photograph of a bell), and the word for the object ("bell"). These are accompanied by punch-out object cards, along with the word for the object shown sans vowel. For example, one of the short e cards has the word "n_st" underneath a photograph of a nest. Consonant blend cards follow a similar format. The consonant digraph (sh, wh, th, ch) have a slightly different format in that the cue cards have just the digraph ("ch") and the five, corresponding object cards have no verbiage on them (for ch, we have pictures of cherries, cheese, etc.). The last group of 105 cards has three cards each for 35 different word families (also known as rhyming words!). All of the groups of cards mentioned have teaching suggestions for their use in the front pages of the book, though Im sure youll invent some new ways to use them as well. New in 2008, this is a book I wish I had years ago - and one of my favorite "finds."

  • Item #: 039229
    Retail: $54.99
    Rainbow Price: $53.95

    From one homeschool mom to another. Everything in this program is designed to communicate "I'm a homeschool mom that taught my kids to read. It's easy. It's fun! You can do it, too. Have a great time." And I'm sure if you follow Diane Hopkins' step by step approach wrapped with loving teacher-student interaction, that's exactly the result you'll get. After going through the just-the-right-size (25 pages) Teacher's Guidebook and looking through the brightly colored cardstock that makes up the program, I'm happy with the appearance of the product and really, really impressed with the content.

    Starting at the very beginning, Mrs. Hopkins has boiled the entire process down into eight steps. And even if step seven (teach phonics units containing two or more letters) has seventeen parts, she's still managed to make a homeschool mom's most fearful task into something that seems remarkably ordinary and doable.

    The package contains the Happy Phonics Guidebook, "My Big Book" (an almost-to-the-end-of-the-program-reader) and lots of printed, brightly colored paper and cardstock flashcards, game components, first little readers and spelling lists. The Guidebook contains the Eight Steps along with specific how-to instructions for each step. The essence of the program is to introduce the phonics concepts a few at a time and then play games for retention. The author suggests that lesson time be about 10 minutes a day, but you may want to factor in more time to play the games over and over just because the student wants to.

    The Guidebook is extremely user-friendly and written in first-person, mom-to-mom form. The step-by-step instructions are straight-forward and easy to follow. All references to the games and other supplementary material are coded with little symbols found on the colored sheets. Practically foolproof! But just to be sure, there's a chart that lists which games/components are used with each teaching step. There's also a chart clearly laying out those seventeen phonics units that make up step seven. And, of course, the teaching aids are clearly marked for each unit.

    The teaching progression is common sense. Alphabet song; capital letters match lowercase letters; the main sound for each letter; blend letter sounds to form a word; teach common non-phonetic (sight) words; teach vowels that can make a second sound; teach through the phonic units; READ. Although she doesn't consider them absolutely necessary, the author does mention supplementary material that she likes and that her children have enjoyed Lauri perception puzzles, Leap Frog Phonics Library, and the Explode the Code books. In fact, she changed her original letter presentation order (used with her older children) to conform to the Explode the Code books for her younger children and in this program. She also suggests various supplementary readers.

    The games and other reinforcement activities are obviously a central component of this program. Some preparation is involved, usually just cutting cards apart. I would be inclined to laminate (or cover with clear contact paper) some of the frequently-used cards and game layouts if I thought it likely I'd be using the program with a number of children. The games include some adapted favorites like Phonics Bingo and a number of creative originals like the Y Not? Game. The line art of the game components is not high tech graphics but still communicates the concept and looks inviting. Components of the games are color coded, with the little symbols marked on each game piece, so that you can easily unscramble things if they don't always get put away neatly.

    This program fits into the "complete program" category of phonics instruction, as it includes systematic phonics, reinforcement, and reading practice. The program gets your student reading on his own in an enjoyable way. Please note that it does not cover advanced syllabication, prefixes, and suffixes that tend to be found in second/third grade levels of some phonics programs. But it is an enjoyable program that will build the confidence of a newbie and provide ease of instruction for busy homeschooling mothers. All for a very reasonable price! - Janice

  • Item #: 011116
    ISBN: 9780971787407
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.25

    Drawing live animals can often prove difficult for children (or anybody for that matter!). This art book is completely focused on helping children draw horses. It offers lots of practice, helpful tips, and critiques of other drawings, showing how to draw every piece to scale and shape. Activities range from some writing projects, mazes, complete-the-horse pictures, freehand drawing, to lessons and short exams. Interesting horse information is also included. Plus, the book comes from a Christian publisher and has Bible verses interspersed throughout.

    This book is a revised edition that is higher quality than the original. The same basic lessons and format are presented, but now there are 118 pages of lessons (instead of 102) and many additional pages of blank paper for students to practice drawing. These blank pages are prefaced with tips for keeping a sketchbook. This edition also comes with a set of five "marker cards" for additional assignments. With a new cover and a perfect instead of spiral binding, this edition will have students drawing horses in no time.

  • Item #: 019073
    ISBN: 9781934968024
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.95
  • Item #: 022116
    ISBN: 9780939217298
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    This book is filled with crafts, ideas, learning and fun! Make an Alphabet Zoo, do fingerplays, go on letter hunts, play games, and read picture sentences, all while introducing your child to the ABCs. Children will get exposure to every letter of the alphabet in many forms, so child of all learning types will find cause for fun while learning letter shapes, sounds, and recognition. There are about five activities per letter "lesson", with additional extension activities often included as well. For example, when studying the letter "F", students will make "fluffy" "F"s, by cutting out "F" shapes from paper plates and gluing on cotton balls. Theyll also play the "Sit Down, Stand Up" letter-calling game, make a paper bag "Freddy the Frog", act out a frog fingerplay, draw the letter "F" in a pan of cornmeal, make a letter "F" sewing card, and find pictures of things that start with an "F" in old magazines. 134 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 007096
    ISBN: 9780823085811
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.75
    Draw horses kicking, bucking, rearing, standing and in many other poses! All breeds, too! Thoroughbreds, Arabians, Broncos, and more. Introduced in a step-by-step way so you can draw these beautiful animals, in proportion, with ease. Meganâ™s favorite drawing book!
  • Item #: 016386
    ISBN: 9780823085682
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.75
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    A barrel of laughs is what aspiring cartoonists of all ages will have while they learn to draw their favorite characters from the funny pages.

  • Item #: 050084
    Retail: $28.00
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

    Use pastels to draw a picture, then melt on a layer of wax and add more layers of pastel to create a unique collage.

  • Item #: 011138
    ISBN: 9781570915260
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.95
    This book, by illustrator Ralph Masiello, helps kids begin drawing through clear, step-by-step picture instructions. While each step is short and simple, the end result is a realistic (fairly detailed) bug. Each bug covers a pair of facing pages - on the left are the directions (starting with a simple shape or line, and then being built up, with the existing lines in black and added lines of each step in red so kids can clearly see what is being done at each step) and on the right is a full page picture of that bug colored realistically with different materials. Just over a dozen different bugs are included. - Melissa
  • Item #: 016410
    ISBN: 9780967591902
    Retail: $8.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    Trying to find a good drawing book for your kids? This is a fun, consumable workbook for all ages. While not having you draw anything very complex, it teaches you the basic principles of drawing. The book starts you out with drawing expressions on "happy face" circles, then leads you through overlapping, background, foreshortening, etc. By the end, you're drawing cartoon people. I like this book because it's simple and it shows that anyone can draw.

  • Item #: 004550
    ISBN: 9781591745112
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.25

    Whether you've dabbled in the art of paper "mini-movies" before or you've never given flip books any thought at all, you're sure to enjoy yourself with this new title by Klutz. It features eight flip books for you to finish. That's right they've done most of the hard work by coming up with the story lines and drawing the tricky stuff. Now you get to do the fun part finish each panel with easy-to-draw things likes smoke and fire (in the case of the sneezing dragon), splashing water, sound effects, action lines, and more by following the simple directions and faint guidelines provided for each panel. When you're done, cut the pages out of the book, clip them together, and flip them to watch the completed "movie." One of the flip books has been left blank for you to complete all by yourself! The book features thick, high quality paper and comes with five small markers and four clips. Hardcover. ~ Melissa

  • Item #: 033206
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.99
    Horses are such beautiful creatures, yet it can be so difficult to get that beauty to translate to your sketch! This kit has all the tools you need to help capture that image. It contains a 36-page full-color instruction book with step-by-step directions and lots of helpful hints. It also includes 2 drawing pencils, 6 colored pencil, 5 pieces of drawing paper, 5 pieces of tracing paper, a sheet of pre-cut punch-out stencils and a painted 4" Breyer® horse to use as a model. You'll be a master horse artist in no time!
  • Item #: 007456
    Retail: $22.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.75

    This complete kit holds a variety of drawing tools for any artist. The kit has 10 pastel pencils, 4 charcoal pencils, 2 flat sketching, 1 layout pencil, 1 Kimberly drawing pencil, 1 kneaded eraser, 1 metal pencil sharpener, and 1 sketch and wash.

  • Item #: 008058
    Retail: $3.95
    Rainbow Price: $3.75

    Portrays 33 different geometric shapes to help students draw or copy even complex geometrical diagrams. Also features a grid inside of a large circle which is marked in degrees. Includes an instructional paper.

  • Item #: 043817
    ISBN: 9780830834105
    Retail: $10.00
    Rainbow Price: $5.23

    This classic book on prayer highlights ten prayers of figures like Abraham, David, Hannah, and Jesus, showing us truths about prayer and God. John White, 197 pgs.

  • Item #: 007110
    ISBN: 9781933407951
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    If you liked the original Visual Manna Drawing Book, you'll love the new, improved, and larger version they've just released. Like the previous edition, the only tools you need are a drawing pencil (they recommend a 5H or 6H to start off with) and paper. Like the previous book, this one covers all the bases of a serious drawing program including shading, texture, proportion, perspective, drawing people, buildings and more. But that's as far as the similarity runs. Visual Manna's Master Drawing covers each of these drawing topics in more detail than the Visual Manna Drawing Book, and also includes lessons on using grids, rhythm and value, drawing motion, and also gets into more specifics such as still life, animals, landscapes, cartoons and caricature. As a special treat, a section which features many field sketches of birds by renowned bird artist David Plank are also included in the animals section. Other very helpful lessons include using creativity and how to concentrate on what you are seeing as you draw - both important for the serious sketcher. Lessons are open-ended, and easy to understand, while covering all the basics such as the face being five eyes wide, and finding a vanishing point to draw accurate perspective drawings. This could be implemented with a group of budding artists, or for the older or more driven art student. All the way through, students are reminded to practice, practice, practice... or, should I say, sketch, sketch sketch to improve their mastery of the skills taught. Characteristically Visual Manna, this is a good, solid, Christian-based drawing program that will give aspiring artists a solid start to becoming the next Rembrandt.

  • Item #: 007843
    Retail: $7.29
    Rainbow Price: $6.25
    Amazing quality for the economical price! This 9" x 12" pad contains 50 sheets of 70 lb. drawing paper that has a really nice feel to it with a good tooth to really grab the medium applied, making graphite or colored pencil drawings come alive. The pad is tape-bound at the top and makes a great starter pad for students and beginner artists. Made in the USA.
  • Item #: 024021
    ISBN: 9781600582561
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    This kit includes everything you need as a beginning artist. It includes a 32-page book, which provides an extensive introduction as well as several lessons to get you started. First, you are acquainted with the different materials used. The book discusses the purpose of each tool and different ways to get different effects. Once you have an understanding of the basics, you can move into the lessons. The lessons are broken down step-by-step and include pictures so you can clearly see the process. The lessons vary somewhat in difficulty, but are generally around the same skill level - for a beginner, but still fairly intermediate in overall detail and quality. After you complete the lessons, you should have a good foundation to continue from. As mentioned before, the materials you need to complete the lessons are included: drawing pencils, a kneaded eraser, sandpaper sharpener, pencil sharpener, stomp, measuring triangle and a drawing pad. The book and materials are contained in a durable plastic "book." - Melissa

  • Item #: 053506
    Retail: $29.95
    Rainbow Price: $25.95

    This follow-up to Beginning Drawing is great for students who have had an introductory drawing course and who want to further build their skills. The set contains six lessons on 6 DVDs with a total running time of 470 minutes (almost 8 hours!). After reviewing the basics with Mr. Stebbing, students will be drawing still life, animals, portraits, anatomy, and nature studies, as well as using perspective in their drawings. Like Beginning Drawing, the lessons are lengthy, and students can draw right along with Mr. Stebbing.

  • Item #: 020953
    ISBN: 9780794533656
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.99
    A simple and cute drawing book that uses basic shapes such as triangles, ovals, and squares to create varied subjects. Simple step-by-step instructions guide children as they fill the pages with anything from spaceships to bunny rabbits to fairies. More of an activity book than something you would use as art curriculum, this book might serve well at restaurants, on car trips or on a rainy day. Each two-page spread is a different setting, beckoning for different creatures or objects. For example, one page is a town at night and the artist is prompted to draw alley cats atop the walls. The drawing instructions usually have 4-6 steps, starting with a subject's most basic shape and gradually adding to it. Softcover, 95 pages.
  • Item #: 032702
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.25
    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) The Fantastic Portable Illustrating Machine. The fabulous portable drawing kit! With the compact Xoomy kit, budding illustrators can copy all kinds of figures and designs onto paper. You can zoom in on each design and mix and match them with pictures from different theme sheets. Xoomy is really easy to use a dream come true for aspiring young designers! And when you've finished, you can pack everything away safely and take it with you wherever you go.
  • Item #: 032722
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.25
    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) The Fantastic Portable Illustrating Machine. The fabulous portable drawing kit! With the compact Xoomy kit, budding illustrators can copy all kinds of figures and designs onto paper. You can zoom in on each design and mix and match them with pictures from different theme sheets. Xoomy is really easy to use a dream come true for aspiring young designers! And when you've finished, you can pack everything away safely and take it with you wherever you go.
  • Item #: 021449
    ISBN: 9780316789790
    Retail: $7.00
    Rainbow Price: $5.50

    Draw a huge variety of creatures from ants, bugs, and polliwogs to pigs, cats, and dogs, and up to elephants, giraffes, and dragons.

  • Item #: 025516
    ISBN: 9780385471626
    Retail: $8.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.75
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